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i'm calling about guns. host: quickly. caller: i am upset when people talk about the right to bear arms as a constitutional right. they forget the second amendment -- will be regulated necessary to secure the freedom of the states. legislation related that the constitution is talking about, not the individual. host: how many years did you serve? caller: 30. i've been retired for 10 years now. host: thank you for watching and for calling in. i apologize for having to watch you. they houses calling into session. they will be working on a more gun amendments to date. the house is coming into session, and they are looking at a cyber security. that is what they are voting on today.
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then they will be done for the week. at 11:00 a.m., the president will be in boston. he will be at a memorial service. c-span3 -- that will be live on c-span3. you can always go to c-span.org if you want to see any of the events are covering today. thank you for being with us. the house is just coming into session now. we will be back tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. to act as speaker
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pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, yolanda adams, bay area baptist church, houston, texas. the chaplain: heavenly father, we thank you for this day, a day to make a difference in the lives who need you. a day to realize how absolutely we need your guidance and direction. give us the boldness to be the light fog our brothers because we are our brothers' keepers. allow us to be a blessing whenever the opportunity arise. us to lows us -- allow be caring like you, always giving like you. lord, in light of all the recent tragedies, we ask that you give us comfort and compassion and give those who are hurting and grieving the same comfort and compassion.
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be with them in this time of grief, loss, fear and uncertainty. lord, let us be agents of healing, hope and love. we love and adore you. thank you for hearing and answers our prayers and petitions. thank you for your grace and mercy, we strengthens us for this daily service. we expect goodness to follow us this day as we honor you in our lifing in our lord's name. amen. -- in our living in our lord's name. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. >> mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor, please say aye. those opposed, say no. the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. >> mr. speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from california, mr. bera. mr. bera: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, we have faced enormous tragedies this week with the horrific tragedy of boston and now today the tragedy of explosions in west, texas. i rise today to salute minister yolanda adams, who has taken her music to a step where she
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is ministering and given comfort to those who need comfort. as reflected in her prayer and through her music, yolanda adams has taught us to embrace god's grace and mercy and for those who will listen to stand in the sunlight of joy as one looks toward the hopelessness of their future or of their lives. yolanda adams is a native born american, native born houstonian and in fact someone who grew up in the public schools of houston and began her life in music after she began her life as a teacher. she graduated from sterling high school in 1979 in the oldest of -- and the oldest of six siblings. after graduating from the university of california-berkley, she began her life as a teacher and then began her career as a professional senger. but she wanted to do more. combining her singing with ministry. she is an american grammy and
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award-winning gospel singer. but she has a heart for giving and she provides every year in our own community a health forum for women to make them healthier, to provide them with information. she has a wonderful album "songs from the heart." in 1999, she was able to move her career beyond this local community. her songs included "open my heart." many of you have heard her sing "believe," "never give up" or "the battle is the lord." yolanda adams comes to us as a person who believes her ministry can comfort, but she can also comfort in song. for she never leaves one behind. she had the privilege and honor of giving to president barack obama and adding to the song "yes, we can: voices of a grassroots movement," she has well sung the national anthem
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at the national championship football game and as well she has given a lot of contributions to american music. she is a supporter of music education for our children, the mother of a daughter and, yes, a prominent american. but i think if we could say the most about yolanda adams is that she never stops evangelizing and seeking to help those who are hopeless and in despair. she brings joy to those who seek it and believes that everyone is a child of god. i'm grateful to know yolanda adams and to claim her as a constituent of the great city of houston and the great state of texas. but most of all, she's an american who is a believer and understands the value of america's freedom to be able to worship. she continues to soldier on to save souls and we're delighted to have been able to have her bless us this morning. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain five further requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle.
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the gentlewoman from florida is ecognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i stand today to call attention to the devastating impact that harassment and bullying has on lgbt students around our country. bullying affects lgbt teens every day in emotional, psychological and physical ways and can even lead to suicide. statistics show that 30% of lgbt youth attempt suicide near the age of 15. while tomorrow has been designated as national day of silence, bullies do not stop when the calendar turns. we must all work together if we hope to deter and defeat bullying. i would like to take a moment of silence in honor of those who are harassed and those who have passed away due to this repeated and aggressive ehavior.
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thank you, mr. speaker, and i ield back. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lewis: mr. speaker, what happened on the floor of the other body yesterday, the shame and a disgrace, leaders of this country must be headlights and not taillights. leaders must lead. more than 91% of american people say they want us to put strong background checks in place before someone buys a gun in this country. this is not about preserving second amendment rights. it is about saving lives. how many more little babies,
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how many more little children, how many more american citizens must die of gun violence? how many more funerals must we attend before we act? the blood of the innocent is crying out to us. where is our courage? what happened to our heart? when will we have the guts to do what is right? we need to pass a strong gun bill and pass it now. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair will remind all means to refrain from inappropriate references to the senate. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, in the debate over the terrible acts of violence that have been committed upon innocent men, women and children, there is frequently one common issue, that of mental health. as we all know, the profiles of
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the perpetrators and the many -- in many of the recent acts of mass violence had history of mental health illness. deaths from suicide also has significant mental health implications. the access barriers to mental health are significant. the safety of individuals living with these potentially disturbing behaviors, family members and surrounding communities deserves a more robust mental health system responsive to these issues. now, i'm proud to be the author of one of the only new laws in recent years to expand access to mental health services and reduce the significant stigma of seeking help. this expands access to care in a comfort matter, through telemedicine. it provides a template that can be expanded to those living with mental health issues and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to associate myself with remarks of the legendary john lewis. mr. larson: i also stand in praise of cathy mcmorris rodgers who yesterday came with all the grace and eloquence about the need to bring the country together in the aftermath of what took place up in boston and to bring comfort to families. yesterday in the other body brought little comfort to families, especially families from newtown, connecticut, who traveled there, who had lobbied and were looking for a commonsense practical answer to a solution that plagues this country. they got a vote. the vote was 54-46, but no fifth grader waking up in america today says, how could ou get a vote of 54-46 and
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lose? this is the most deliberative body in america, the house of representatives, and we owe the people of this country and whether from newtown or whether from aurora or wherever you are in chicago or across this nation of ours, we come here with a responsibility to vote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. larson: thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to pay respect to those faithful americans who filed their tax returns this week. only with a stark reminder of the enormous burden we have placed upon them with our complicated tax code. you know, it's been like a snowball going down a hill. it just gets bigger and more bloated the more cumbersome with each passing year. mr. pittenger: mr. speaker,
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this needs to stop. we added 4,400 changes to the tax code in the last 10 years. we can make it better. house republicans have a plan. we have a plan to reform the tax code, to make it simpler, to make it fairer, to make it responsible to the american people, put more money in their paychecks and to give more money to them to take care of their families. mr. speaker, american taxpayers deserve better, and we're going to do it. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from the great state of california sook recognition? -- seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. speaker, this week over 300 individuals, community leaders from my hometown of sacramento, came out here to share with us their vision of how we move forward. mr. bera: they came here on the 43rd annual cap to cap visit.
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this is the largest trip of its type. here's what those community leaders asked. they wanted us to understand the number one job for us to do is to create jobs, to get america working again. they wanted to make sure we invested in the innovation economy, and they wanted us to do what we've always done historically, rebuild our infrastructure. for us back home, that means rebuilding our levees, our roads and our highways. they want washington, d.c., to start getting about the business of pushing this country forward. i applaud these community leaders because this is exactly what citizen-led democracy looks like. mr. speaker, i applaud the sacramento metro chamber of commerce for their leadership, and i look forward to the 44th annual cap to cap next year. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore:
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without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, for my neighbors and friends back home in illinois and families across the country today is tax freedom day. the date at which the average american worker will finally start earning money for themselves after paying their federal, state, and local tax obligations in 2013. meaning it takes all of the wages earned by the average worker from january 1 to april 18 just to pay off this year's tax debt. pretty astounding. mr. hultgren: back in 1900 tax freedom day was january 22. when taxes amounted to 5.9% of a person's income. today that figure has grown to 29.4%. we have come a long way in the last past century digging deeper and deeper into the pockets of hardworking men and women in america and digging ourselves deeper in debt in the process. this -- the tax reform component of the budget this house passed in march, would take a major step forward. allowing families to keep more of their money they earn and
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making government more accountable. let's finish the job this year. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? ms. delauro: unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. miss ms. esty: i have had the honor of getting to know many families in newtown. they live with grief so deep any mother or father can only imagine. i was honored to be with both parties as the gun violence provincial law was signed in connecticut. connecticut has shown democrats and republicans can work together. that a special interest in their small minority cannot stand in the way of common sense and doing the right thing.
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yesterday was a shameful day. i'm outraged that 46 senators prevented a he compromise to reduce gun violence which 92% of the american people support. 46 senators ignore the voices of the courageous newtown families who have paid the ultimate price of political inaction. i join the message of the sandy hook promise and mark who lost his son daniel in the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. our hearts are broken, our spirits are not. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. smith: mr. speaker, there is much discussion these days about immigration and what amnesty means. but the definition is clear. in the law dictionary quote, a pardon extended by the government to a group or class of persons.
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reform immigration and control act provided amnesty for undocumented aliens already present in the country, end quote. that's exactly what the senate immigration bill does. from the merriam webster dictionary, it's an act of authority as a government by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals, end quote. again that's exactly what the senate immigration bill does. you could say that the senate immigration bill amounts to amnesty plus since illegal immigrants are pardoned plus are allowed to become citizens. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> i join today with my colleagues to observe the national day of silence which began 13 years ago to raise awareness of the hurtful and often long-term silencing
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effects that anti-lgbt name-calling and harassment has on our young people. it's a tragic fact of our society that almost all lgbt youth know what it's like to be bullied or harassed because of their identified or perceived sexual orientation. nine out: survey shows of 10 have experienced this. our schools should be a place of learning and growth where every student no matter their background or orientation should should feel safe and free to reach their full potential. on the national day of silence, we stand with all of our lgbt students to let them know we understand, we care, and we are here for you. i stand in silence to observe his day. thank you. i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired.
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the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on april 18, 2013, at 9:38 a.m. that the senate agreed to senate concurrent resolution 5. appointment, congressional advisory panel on the gotscheance of nuclear security enterprise, signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek wreck nix? -- recognition? mr. sessions: i ask unanimous consent that during further consideration of h.r. 624 in the committee of the whole pursuant to house resolution 164 the last amendment in the house report 113-41 be modified in the form i have placed at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the modification.
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the clerk: modification to amendment number 13, offered by mr. mccaul of texas. page 12, after line 18, insert the following, page 4, line 18, strike federal government and insert, entities of the department of homeland security and the department of justice designated under paragraph 1 and 2 of section 2-b of the cyberintelligence sharing and protection act. page 5, line 5, strike federal government and insert, entities of the department of homeland security and the department of justice designated under paragraphs 1 and 2 of the section 2-b of the cyberintelligence sharing and protection act. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. rogers: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and add extraneous material on the bill h.r. 624. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. pursuant to house resolution 164 and rule 18, the chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for further consideration of h.r. 624. would the gentleman from california, mr. denham, kindly ake the chair. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the further consideration of h.r. 624. which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to provide for
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the sharing of certain cyberthreat intelligence and cyberthreat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities and for other purposes. the chair: when the committee of the whole rose on wednesday, april 17, 2013, amendment number 4 printed in house report 113-41 offered by the gentleman from rhode island, mr. langevin, had een disposed of. it's now in order to consider amendment number 7, printed in house report number 113-41. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from arizona seek recognition? ms. sinema: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i have an amendment. the chair: does the gentlewoman offer an amendment? ms. sinema: yes, sir. the clerk: printed in house ms.rt number 113-offered by
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ms. sinema from arizona. the chair: a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from arizona. ms. sinema: my amendment is simple and straightforward. currently this bill, 624, requires the inspectors general of the intelligence community, departments of justice and defense, as well as the privacy and civil liberties board to submit a report to congress every year regarding the use of the information shared with the federal government. this amendment asks the inspector general of the department of homeland security to list enspectors general required to submit the report. it also adds the house and senate committee on homeland security to the list of committees that will receive the report. currently only the house and senate intelligence committee will receive the report. having the department of homeland security as a department included in this reporting requirement adds one more layer to this accountability. allow me to talk about the overall bill and why it has my
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support. i believe we need a 21st century solution for this 21st century problem. i have heard from businesses and constituents in arizona with firsthand knowledge of this issue. it's affecting both large corporations and small businesses alike. our national security, our financial security, are under very serious threats. this bill ensures that research and development, intellectual property, and software code is no longer being stolen by china, iran, and russia. countries and cyberhackers steal trade secrets and they steal innovation and research, but they also steal american jobs. americans are known for their ingenuity and hard work, but we are whose losing that hard work to hackers. one of the biggest threats is through american personal information, information like bank accounts, health records, and social security numbers. this is very, very serious and a real threat to all americans and the threat is growing. terrorist organizations have taken credit for taking down the online systems at wells fargo,
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j.p. morgan chase, and bank of america. three weeks ago american express also admitted that they were hacked. cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated. instead of merely disrupting commerce and information, it's focused on destroyed our nation's dagetal systems, destroying our national security, infrastructure, and financial systems that americans depend on every day. it is imperative we partner with private companies to discover and prevent more attacks. i reserve the balance of my time, and i yield to mr. maffei, wo minutes of my time. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. for what purpose does the -- the chair: the gentlelady reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. rogers: mr. chairman, mile while i do not oppose the amendment, i ask unanimous consent to control the time in opposition. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. rogers: i recognize myself for as much time as i my i might
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consume. -- as i might consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rogers: i thank the gentlelady for her amendment and getting well educated on the threat and familiarizing herself with the classified material. thank you for your extra work on this issue. thank you for being a strong voice in advocating our solution. this amendment is important it adds the inspector general, department of homeland security, to the list of entities responsible for creating an annual report reviewing the use of information shared with the federal government. the amendment also adds the congressional homeland security committees to the recipients of the report. this adds yet another layer, one more layer, of oversight to make sure our civil liberties and privacy are protected in the bill. i stand in support and appreciate all the efforts of the gentlelady from arizona. and reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman arizona virginia
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tech. ms. sinema: i yield to mr. maffei, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for two minutes. mr. maffei: i thank the speaker and the gentlelady from arizona for offering this amendment. mr. speaker, i rise today to speak in support of the cyberintelligence sharing and protection act. i opposed the patriot act because many of its elements i did feel violated civil lynners and allowed things like profiling and abusive wiretapping. while i don't think this was an easy decision, i do feel this is certainly a different case. every day international agents, terrorists, and criminal organizations attack the public and private networks of the united states as we speak. they disrupt services, attack newspapers and banks, infiltrate government agencies, and most alarmingly they access private information of millions of citizens. we have already seen state actors like the people's republic of china pursuit
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widespread data theft from america's computer networks. and intellectuals networks believe that rogue nations like iran and wiki leaks are pursuing very aggressive measures to hack into personal financial records and other records across the country. do i believe we should be very concerned. so while i do have some concern that the u.s. government may access our private information in the cybersphere, i am more concerned that the chinese government will ask us our private information. this is a clear and present danger. this bill does have protections that strictly prohibit the federal government from using or retaining any information other than for cyberthreat purposes. and it remains illegal after this bill is passed for sharing information except for cybersecurity reasons. this amendment will help to further enforce that. .
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this bill is an important measure that allows private companies to share the cyberthreat information with the federal government to help protect critical networks and infrastructure from attack. so i support this bill. it is an important step in our united states security strategy to protect our country from emerging cyberthreats at home and abroad and i support this amendment. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i would yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from maryland. the chair: the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. ruppersberger: first off, the congresswoman from arizona, i appreciate your work on this bill. you came to congress. you did your home work. you decided that it was important to protect our country, and you've done a lot of work. i just want to let you know, you've done great job for your district and for america and i want to thank you for that.
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basically this amendment really allows the committee on homeland security, the -- and the inspector general to oversee and to do reporting. it's important we have oversight. i know the chairman and i have worked hard to make sure we deal with all of the privacy issues and this is just another example of how we're going to protect our privacy. you cannot have security if you don't have privacy. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan reserves. the gentlewoman from from arizona is recognized. ms. sinema: thank you, mr. chair. i just want to emphasize again that this amendment helps add another layer of accountability. it includes the homeland security department and the civilian interface for both the homeland security and the intelligence committee. i want to thank particularly the chair and the ranking member for their leadership on this issue over the course of several years. i know in my district it's important not just to consumers
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but industry leaders who are leading the way forward on american innovation. i thank them for that and encourage members to support this amendment. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from arizona. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. ms. sinema: i ask for the yeas and nays. the chair: the gentlewoman asks for a recorded vote. pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from arizona will be postponed. it is now in order to consider amendment number 8 printed in house report 113-41. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? shaanxi shaanxi mr. chairman, i have an -- ms. sanchez: mr. chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 8
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printed in house report 113-41 offered by ms. sanchez of california. the chair: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from california, ms. loretta sanchez, and a member opposed, will each control 10 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. sanchez: defending our country, expanding the cyber front continues to go. i think i am the only one that sits on both the house armed services committee and the homeland security committee and i see it from both angles, both from the civilian side and the military side. i've constantly tried to improve how we address the need for the next generation technology, public-private cooperation and ensuring that we have the price personnel to counter this 21st century cyberthreat. however, i am uncompromising in safeguarding the rights of our citizens and i will never sacrifice our civil liberties
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for unneeded intrusion. to this end, the amendment i am offering today would strengthen existing provisions in the bill to include the privacy officer and the officer for civil rights and civil liberties of the department of homeland security askey stakeholders in the report that would a-- as key stakeholders in the report. this report would assess how this legislation affected our civil liberties and privacy throughout our federal government, and the department of homeland security is the -- the key civil department in our federal government that develops and implements cybersecurity protocalls for the rest of the -- protocols for the rest of the federal government. it is crucial that they be part of any assessment and work with both the privacy office and the office of civil rights and civil liberties and the individuals in these offices are experts in their fields and they should have a say.
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they should be in the room as we take a look at this. much work needs to be done, but i urge my colleagues to support my amendment to continue improving this bill, and i thank you, mr. chairman and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. rogers: mr. chairman, while i do not oppose the amendment, i ask unanimous consent to control the time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. rogers: -- the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. chairman. i support this amendment. i want to thank the gentlelady for her work and interest on this very important, important issue and taking the time to be involved in the process of making this a better bill and protecting privacy and civil liberties. the department of homeland security, what this bill does, add a privacy officer and officer of civil rights and civil liberties of the department of homeland security to the list of entities responsible for producing an annual report assessing the privacy and civil liberties'
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impact of activities conducted by the federal government under this bill. because the bill requires the senior privacy and civil liberties officer of each department or agency receiving information to participate in the report. i will not oppose this effort to specifically include these officials from the department of homeland security. again, i think this is again making more clarification, making our privacy and civil liberties' protection that more robust in the bill and i want to thank the gentlelady for her efforts. with that, mr. chairman, i'd reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from california is recognized. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. chairman. i thank the kind chairman for his remarks and his support. i ask unanimous consent that the amendment be modified with the modification that is at the desk, it's a technical error when they were typing it up, both chairs. the chair: the clerk will report the modification. the clerk: modification to amendment number 8 offered by
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ms. loretta sanchez of california. page 18, beginning on line 24, strike director of national intelligence and insert director of national intelligence. page 19, line 1, insert in the privacy officer and the officer for civil rights and civil liberties of the department of homeland security, justice. insert security after justice. insert security after homeland in the second instruction. ms. sanchez: basically -- the chair: any objection to the modification? mr. rogers: mr. chairman, i have no objection. the chair: without objection, the amendment is modified. the gentlelady from california is recognized. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield one minute to my good friend, the gentleman from california, mr. mcnerney. the chair: the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. mcnerney: i thank you, mr. speaker, and i thank my colleague from california, and
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i rise in support of ms. sanchez's amendment and in opposition of the underlying bill, h.r. 624. this legislation has positive aspects, but i'm concerned with the civil protections required in h.r. 624. ms. sanchez's amendment is a necessary step toward improving the bill, by giving oversight authority to a civilian agency. sharing information is absolutely essential, however, in exchange for the liability protections given to businesses that share cyberthreat information with the government, it is our responsibility here in congress to protect our constituents' private information. businesses should be required to remove personally identifiable information before submitting data to federal agencies. i thank ms. sanchez, again, for her efforts as well as for mr. rogers and mr. ruppersberger for their efforts as leaders of the intelligence committee, and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: i would thank the
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gentlelady, again, and yield back my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. ms. sanchez: mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from california, ms. sanchez, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed say no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it's now in order to consider amendment number 9 printed in house report 113-41. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. lamalfa: i have an amendment at the desk, mr. chairman, made in order under the rule. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 9 printed in house report 113-41 offered by mr. lamalfa of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 164, the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa,
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and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. lamalfa: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. lamalfa: i appreciate the opportunity to rise today and speak in favor of my amendment to the cyberintelligence sharing and protection act. this is an example of the process working. a lot of folks have expressed concerns about the issue here, not only on the cyberintelligence side, but the privacy and personal security side. i think this amendment and many amendments we've seen today and will see are addressing that issue so we get the right balance as far as cybersecurity and fourth amendment concerns. so the threat we face today in the cyber realm is nothing short of a serious threat to our national security. nation states like china and russia are targeting the american government and the american private sector alike for cyberespionage. and not potentially for
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cybertech. chinese espionage to steal core research and development represents an unprecedented threat to our very way of life. while strongly supporting this legislation, i am pleased to have worked with chairman rogers and ranking member ruppersberger to further clarify that nothing in this legislation should be construed to be a surveillance program directed at american citizens. concise, nt is very yet extremely important. title, the limitation on surveillance, simply reads as follows -- nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the department of defense or the national security agency or any other element of the intelligence community to target a united states person for surveillance. as we act to protect the united states from cyberattack by foreign countries and terrorist groups, we must ensure that our constitutional rights and privacy are maintained. the term, united states person,
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indicates -- includes u.s. citizens and legal residents or legal visitors to this country. limiting the surveillance powers of this bill to foreign nationals and those entering the nation illegally. the amendment helps to strike the balance this measure strives for, granting our government the means to defend the nation while importantly preventing any inappropriate use of these powers. again, i'm pleased to support this legislation that creates no new regulatory regime and doesn't create additional federal bureaucracy or requires significant additional spending. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. ruppersberger: i rise in opposition even though i am not opposed to the amendment. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. ruppersberger: yes, while we never believe that any surveillance of any americans were committed under our bill, we are taking any and all precautions to make it entirely clear that no element of the
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intelligence committee which includes the department of defense and national security agency targets any united states persons for surveillance. e amendment supports the privacy. no activities or communications will be targeted, period. we cannot have security without privacy. therefore, i urge a yes vote on this amendment, and i reserve my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. lamalfa: it's my pleasure to now yield one minute to the chairman of the intel committee, the gentleman from michigan, mr. rogers. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for one minute. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. chair. i support this amendment which makes very, very clear that nothing in this bill authorizes the government to target an american citizen for surveillance. it's incredibly important. though the underlying bill would not allow the surveillance of an american citizen under cispa, i will support this amendment as a further clarification that settles some members' concerns and ensures the scope of the bill stays as narrow as we intended it to be.
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the amendment is an important myth buster about the intentions of cispa and i commend mr. lamalfa on this issue and urge strong support of the lamalfa amendment. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. ruppersberger: i'd like to yield to the gentleman from virginia, mr. goodlatte, and thank him for working closely on this bill, a bill that will protect the citizens of the united states of america. the chair: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: i thank the gentleman from maryland, the ranking member, for not only yielding me this time but also for the great work that he's done and also the great work that chairman rogers has done. they have worked together in a bipartisan fashion to accomplish something very, very important to accomplish in terms of fighting cyberterrorism, cybercrime and making sure that we are safe in this country from cyberattacks
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which we are very vulnerable today. i also want to thank the gentleman from california for his amendment. i support efforts to make it absolutely clear that this legislation does not in any way authorize the surveillance of american citizens. . also want to thank chairman rogers and ranking member ruppersberger for working with me to enhance the liability provisions in the legislation for working with me to address some jurisdictional issues in the bill that affected the department of justice and the house judiciary committee. i would also like to note that the president's statement in opposition to this bill insists on exposing our best technology providers to even more lawsuits when they are simply helping to defend our nation against cyberattacks. the president's opposition statement express as deep distrust of private industry that america has rejected since its founding. the bill before us today instead welcomes the private sector and acknowledges that we need the best minds in the country to help protect our citizens from
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ever evolving cyberattacks by the likes of china and iran. and the work done by the chairman and the ranking member to improve the provision of this bill working with my committee and my staff to make it clear that we have a definite definition of what constitutes a good faith and what constitutes circumstances under which a business that does not act in good faith would be exposed to lawsuits and liability is one that helps protect the privacy of american citizens because those citizens will be assured, they will know under what circumstances a business has exceeded their authority under the law and be protected and have a clear right to bring an action under those circumstances and the businesses themselves will be protected because they will not share information if they know they are not acting in good faith because they know what the definition of good faith is in the bill.
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the gentleman from michigan, the gentleman from maryland, the chairman and ranking member have done a great job with this legislation. i support their efforts and urge y colleagues to do the same. the chair: the gentleman from maryland reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. lamalfa: thank you toy my colleagues -- to my colleagues, the ranking member, mr. ruppersberger, i appreciate your kind words and strong support, to my colleague from virginia, thank you for your kind words on the amendment as well. and to my colleague, the chairman, mr. rogers from michigan. thank you for letting me offer this amendment here. it does strike the balance we need with cybersecurity, a great threat to many of our institutions in this nation, something we do have to act upon, but also finding that balance with personal privacy so key to the elements of the founding of our nation. i'm proud to be able to carry this amendment.
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i ask for your support, mr. chairman. i yield back the balance of my time. search the gentleman yields back. -- the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. ruppersberger: i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. rogers: i request a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california will be postponed. it is now in order to consider amendment number 10, printed in house report 113-41, for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? mr. paulsen: offer an amendment, mr. speaker. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 10, printed in house report number 113-41, offered by mr. paulsen
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of minnesota. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 164, the gentleman from minnesota, mr. paulsen, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. paulsen: thank you, mr. speaker. i jams. -- i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. paulsen: last month at a senate hearing outlining the threats facing our security was the director of national intelligence, james clapper, who warned the intelligence community is seeing indications of some terror groups are interested in, quote, developing offensive cybercapabilities and cybercriminals are using a growing black market to sell cybertools to fall into the hands of both state and nonstate actors. just last week also in committee, chairman rogers' committee, it was director clapper who also said, as more and more states and nonstate actors gain cyberexpertise, its importance and reach as a global threat cannot be overstated. our society has increasingly become reliant on modern technology in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. making a possibility of a cyberattack that much more
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dangerous. under cyberterrorists or cybercrime, industry as diverse as financial systems, transportation, social media, even utilities can be very severely negatively impacted. successful attacks could disrupt the lives of americans and result in other unpredictable consequences. we do know the threat is real. we have already experienced attacks on our nations to national institutions. we face hackers trying to gain access to the pentagon and our nation's critical infrastructure. according to the u.s. government accountability office, the number of u.s. organizations believed to have been hacked has dramatically increased in just the last six years. back in 2006, there are about 5,500 separate attacks noted compared to 2012, 48,500. as of january 2013, u.s. government report found cyberattacks and inconcurrent resolutions rose 52% between 2011 and 2012. that's in a one-year period, mr. speaker. cyberattack and weapons will
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likely continue to be used by a greater number of countries and other actors as a form of warfare. between 20 and 30 states already have the capability to launch cyberwarfare, including china, russia, iran, and north korea, and others as has been stated was a part of the debate on this bill. fortunately these attacks have so far been thwarted by our intelligence for significant and lasting damage. but it would be unwise to choose to act alone in the face of the growing fact that cybercriminality. in order to produce effective outcomes, the intelligence community, our intelligence community must continue to promote collaboration among experts and across the board. just as we conduct our drills and training exercises with our allies, we need to work together to share our best practices to keep our citizens safe from cyberattacks. this amendment, my amendment, would call on congress to encourage international cooperation when it becomes -- comes to cybersecurity. this amendment would not bind the united states to working with other nations but it simply does promote doing so in situations that would be mutually beneficial.
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such collaboration would more effectively allow us to combat cyberterrorism and threats by sharing resources and using proven security techniques when possible. mr. speaker, in the end by working together on an issue that poses a threat to all of us, the international community exchange t from the of experiences and potential solutions. i just want to thank the gentleman from michigan and the gentleman from maryland for their leadership on this issue. very challenging issue. i note looking forward there will continue to be success in combating these real threats. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. ruppersberger: i rise in opposition even though i am not opposed. congressman paulsen, i thank you for your work on this bill. i support your amendment. which is a sense of congress to encourage international cooperation with regard to cybersecurity whenever possible under this bill. given that cyberthreats are global in nature, as are networks and computer systems, international efforts must work
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together to protect against domestic and foreign actors who seek to destroy our industries, government agencies, and utilities. therefore i respect a yes vote on the amendment. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back. gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. paulsen: i yield to the committee chairman. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. chairman. i support this amendment and agree we must employ international cooperation to combat the scourge of economic cyberespionage and leverage our official state relationships and alliances to help stop the bleeding. china's economic espionage has reached an intolerable level and i believe u.s. officials should command it stop at every meeting and engagement we have with chinese officials. moreover, the united states and our allies in europe and asia have been obligation and demand that they put a stop to this piracy. beijing is waging a massive trade war on us all and we should ban together to pressure them to stop. combined the united states and our allies in europe and asia have significant diplomatic and
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economic leverage over china and we should use this to our advantage to put an end to this activity. i commend the gentleman from minnesota for offering this amendment and i urge my colleagues' strong support for it. i yield back my time. the chair: the gentleman from minnesota has half a minute. mr. paulsen: i yield back and ask for report. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the -- the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from minnesota, mr. paulsen. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 11 printed in house report 113-41. for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. barton: i have an amendment at the desk. doip the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 11, printed in house report number 113-41, offered by mr. barton of texas. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 164, the gentleman from texas, mr. barton, and a
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member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. barton: i thank the distinguished speaker and ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. barton: thank you. mr. speaker, when this same bill or bill similar to it was on the house floor last year, i had to reluctantly rise in opposition to it because it was my opinion that the privacy protections in the bill were not sufficient to protect the privacy of the american people. i think that surprised a lot of people that i was not for the bill. after the bill failed to move in the senate, i went to chairman rogers and i told him that i supported the underlying intent of the bill and i was hopeful that if the bill came back up in this session he and myself and our staffs could work together
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to improve the privacy protections. he promised then that he would do it and chairman rogers and his staff have been a man and women, some of the staff are females, of their word. the result is a bill that was reported out of the intelligence committee on a bipartisan basis with much stronger privacy protections. when i went to the rules committee, chairman rogers supported that this amendment i'm about to offer should be made in order and it has been. and if this amendment is accepted, and i'm told that the chairman and the ranking member are going to support it, i'm not aware of any organized opposition to it. it is going to be my intent to vote for the bill. we obviously have the cyberthreat. it faces the american people. and chairman rogers and ranking member, mr. ruppersberger, have talked about that in some detail
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earlier in this debate. we want to combat that threat, but in doing it we do not want to eliminate or weaken the privacy protections of the american people that we represent in this body. so what my amendment does is make sure that any information that is collected is going to be used simply for the purpose of protecting against cyberthreats. it's very short amendments. it adds a new section to the bill, section 4, and i will read the amendment since it's in clear english and very short. i quote. nothing in this act or the amendments made by this act shall be construed to provide new or alter any existing authority for an entity to sell personal information of a consumer to another entity for -- what this does, mr. speaker, is nail down the fact that when
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we find information that might be necessary to protect against cyberthreat, that's all it's going to be used for. it can't be used for any other purpose. as i said earlier, chairman rogers has worked very closely with myself and his staff has worked with my staff. chairman -- congressman markey of massachusetts, who is the co-chairman of the privacy caucus, strongly supports this amendment. again i think it was unanimously accepted in the rules committee. i am aware of no opposition. i hope we can adopt the amendment. with that i reserve my time if i am allowed to or yield back if i am not. the chair: the gentleman reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. ruppersberger: i rise in opposition even though i am not opposed. the first thing i would like to thank congressman barton's work on the bill. you have made the bill stronger. and we want to make sure that there is no perception that people's privacies are being violated. i support congressman barton's amendment to ensure nothing in this bill provides authority for
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any entity to sell personal information of a consumer for marketing purposes. yield back. the chair: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. barton: i recognize the distinguished chairman of the intelligence committee and also a distinguished member of the energy and commerce committee, former f.b.i. agent, mr. rogers of michigan. such time as he may consume. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you for your work on this. last year you expressed strong reservations about certain privacy protections and you were willing to sit down and work with us to try to find and make sure he we sent that very clear message about protecting privacy in this bill, and i thought the language was excellent and added to that purpose. it is -- it really does prevent any information from being -- in the bill from being misused by a company for anything other than the bill's strictly defined cybersecurity purpose, but this bill adds an important clarification, this amendment,
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to make congress' intent absolutely clear. to try again to assure the american public this is about security while protecting civil liberties. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. . barton: reclaiming my time want to thank my staff. also i want to thank the chairman and the ranking member, see nothing other speakers, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from texas, mr. barton. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it.
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he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 12 printed in house report 113-21, for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? the clerk wiz designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 12, offered by ms. jackson leaf texas. the air: pursuant to rule, the gentlewoman from texas and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the entlewoman from texas. ms. jackson lee: thank you very much, mr. speaker. let me thank the chairman and the ranking member for the work that they have done in getting us here where we are today and crafting the legislation and i thank the rules committee for
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making what i think is a very important amendment in order and i thank this process for allowing clarifying amendments because we are here representing the american people. my amendment is straightforward. the bill provides and improves the bill by indicates that -- indicating that nothing in the act, amendments made by this act, shall be construed to provide authority to a department or agent sthoif federal government to require a cybersecurity provider that contracted with the federal government to provide information about cybersecurity incidents that do not pose a threat to the federal government, we want to be concerned abthat it makes it clear the only instance in which a cloud service provider can share information about a cyberincident with a government agency is when the objective of an attempted intrusion of the service provider's network suzz to gain unthored access to the government's access.
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i'm pleased to this -- to see that this commonsense amendment is supported by a number of groups, the constitution alunes, the liberty coalition and the aclu. in other words if a cyberincident does not threaten the government's information then the incident is none of the government's need to intrude. and this is especially true when disclosure to the government would emphasize or compromise an individual's privacy or proprietary businesses. today something called the cloud plays a part in the lives of millions of americans and bys. person and businesses who use iphones, gmail, yahoo or others are connected to the cloud. this does not in any way hinder our homeland security or national security. cloud services include popular online services like facebook and ewetube. it is safing consumers and businesses from loss of
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valuable data and when you speak to our industry they are protected. this is the cloud, all private sector. they are not intruded upon but add the government if the government comes in and decides just without any clarification we'll give your information to others without it being necessary, without it being government information, without it being related to government operation mitigating circumstance amendment protects you in the private sector from that kind of intrusion. so i believe that this endment will allow commerce, these are well-known names. this is with who this amendment will protect. all those generating commerce on the midst of cloud computing. cloud computing is such an important innovation it is changing how people, businesses and government agencies manage information. the jackson lee amendment recognizes the importance of cloud computing to our economy
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and it's consistent with the objectives of the bill while ensuring that privacy, civil liberty rights of citizens are protecked. they are doing business with each other, once we put in the government, the question has to be whether or not the government transmits information that is not necessary. my amendment protects consumers and businesses who are in the midst of providing and helping in their lives to make sure that users have that policy. the cloud allows users seamless access to information from any location in the united states when the internet is accessible and available. my amendment protects them and is ready to help clarify this by i ask my colleagues to support this amendment. i will not have to yield but i'd be happy to yield to the distinguished gentleman from maryland, the ranking member of the committee. the chair: the gentleman is
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recognized. mr. ruppersberger: i thank the gentlelady for the amendment nd support her work. the chair: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> while i do not oppose -- mr. rogers: while i do not oppose this amendment, i ask to control the time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minute sms mr. rogers: i thank the gentlelady for working with us, it is her concern and we have had discussions on this bill about the protoveks privatecism it's an important element of the way we move forward to protect the companies you talk about and the networks that protect jobs of every american and the privacy of every american. every piece of this bill is voluntary. no one is pressured or compelled to give anything to the government under this bill. in fact, the bill contains two important protebses to drive this point home. first the bill prohibits the government from requiring a private sector entity to share information with the government. it is completely, 100%
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voluntary. second, the bill prohibits the government from conditioning the sharing of classified cyberthreat intelligence with a private sector entity on the provision of cyberthreat information back to the government in return. in other words, no quid pro quo. this is a good protection. i know the gentlelady supports. i believe these important provisions strike a very -- or make it very clear that every molecule of this bill is 100% voluntary and this amendment, i think, reaffirms the strong language that is in the bill to give that next level of confidence on all the privacy amendments we have adopted today to make it very clear that it is paramount that we protect individual's privacy in the conduct of sharing cyberthreat information. i therefore support the amendment and would urge the body to do the same and again thank the gentlelady for her work on this issue and working with the committee to come to a better place. with that, i reserve the balance of my time.
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the chair: the gentleman from michigan reserves. the gentlelady from texas has 45 seconds remaining. the gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: again i say the cloud is saving consumers and businesses from the los of valuable data. the jackson lee amendment adds to the firewall protecting americans' privacy and in the flow andties course of business protecting the privacy of our businesses that do not have data that is necessary for the government's information. that should be said over and over again. i thank both the ranking member and the chairman for their kind remarks and i ask my colleagues to support the jackson lee amendment by again the firewall of privacy. with that, mr. speaker, mr. chairman, i yield back. and ask for support of the amendment. the chair: the gentlelady from texas yields back. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield back my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from texas. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair the
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ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i have an amendment at the desk under the rule. the chair: it is now in order to consider amendment 3 as modified by thed orer of the house today. the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: negligent aurm 13 offered by mr. mccaul of texas as modified. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 164, the gentleman from texas, mr. mccaul, and a member opposed will each control five minute thesms cheer reck theses the gentleman from texas. mr. mccaul: i want to thank mr. rogers, mr. ruppersberger, mr. thompson and all the staff for their realtime collaboration over the last several days, very late night hours, get this amendment to per fevpblgts let me just say thanks again for that. i yield myself such time as i
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may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccaul: i strongly encourage support of this amendment, the cyberthreat that the united states faces is real and immediate. and the key to addressing these cracks in our cyberdefenses lies with bridging the gap between government and industry. in my amendment -- my amendment helps do just that. this amendment would direct the federal government to conduct cybersecurity activities in a realtime, coordinated, integrated way so there's shared situational awareness across agencies to protect the nation from cyberattack. this amendment would designate an entity within the department of homeland security as a civilian federal entity interface to receive cyberthreat information from the private sector. this is an important improvement and provides an adecisional layer of review of information sharing procedures by a robust civilian privacy office in order to ensure american civil liberties are
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protected. addisally, another important improvement to the underlying bill by way of this amendment is designating an entity within the department of justice as a civilian federal entity to receive cyberthreat information from the private sector related to cybercrime. this bipartisan amendment improves the underlying bill and addresses concerns raised by privacy groups. these changes ensure that the d.h.s. and d.o.j. will serve as points of entry for those seeking to share cyberthreat information with the federal government. with that, mr. chairman, i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from texas reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? mr. >> while not opposed to the amendment i ask to claim time in opposition. the chair: without objection the gentleman is recognized for ive minutes.
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mr. thompson: i rise in support of this amendment. enhancing our security is of primary importance but it cannot be done at the ex-pebs of our privacy. the key is cod depiing in statute a strong civilian lead for information sharing with the private sector. our amendment does just that. yesterday, i reached an rogers, with chairman ranking member ruppersberger and others on this amendment. it establishes a hub of cyberthreat information shared under this bill and the department of justice as a hub for all cybercrime information. with this amendment citizens may take comfort knowing that their information will be more likely shared with appropriate civilian agency with the accompanying accountable and transparency and businesses can
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be sure that their dealings aprod will not be colored by the perception, fair or otherwise, that they are in ka hoots with the national security -- cahoots with the national security agency. to be clear this amendment does not fix all the private soir liability issues with the underlying bill but it does establish a strong precedent for civilian control of cyberinformation sharing and i hope we can fix the broader issues with the bill should it pass further down the line. this amendment is absolutely essential to the bill. and it sends the right mess am to the world about the way the united states will act in cyberspace. before reserving my time, mr. chairman, i submit for the record under general leave a document further explaining the intent of this amendment. the chair: the gentleman's request is covered under general leave. mr. thompson: with that, i
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reserve the plans of my time. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi reserves. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. mccaul: i yield such time as he may consume to the distinguished gentleman from michigan the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence, mr. rogers. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. chairman. i want to thank mr. mccaul and mr. thompson for working so hard on this amendment to try to get it right. it was a frustrating process along the way. an agreement was adepreed to and then untone and then agreed to by some involvement who are filled with self-importance beyond these chambers. we were able to work out those differences and get to a place where we all agree. this is an important amendment. this is that civilian face so many talked about for so long on this bill. i want to thank both of these, the chair and ranking member of homeland security, for working through all the difficulties to get us to this place where we could present that civilian face and add yet one more
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reassurance about privacy, civil liberty, protection and that this is not a surveillance bill and i want to thank, again, mr. thompson for your graciousness, your patience, for working with us and mr. mccaul for your leadership on this issue as well, thanks to you both, i urge a strong support for the mccaul-thompson-ruppersberger-r ogers amendment. i yield back. ment. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: i yield one minute to the distinguished democratic leader, the gentlewoman from california, ms. pelosi. the chair: the gentlelady from california is recognized. thank you very much, mr. speaker. today the internet and technologies are shaping the world that we could scarcely have imagined 10 years ago. it's giving americans an easy
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way to build friendships, conduct business, participate in democracy, all with the click of a button. so much of our daily lives are invested in cyberspace, it only takes one click to put our personal identities, our economic stability, and our national security at risk. the threat of cyberattack on our country is real and our response must always bough to security with our liberty. that has always been the case in the history of america, the balance between liberty and security. there can be absolutely no doubt or delay in shoring up our nation's cybersecurity. we must take clear, responsible action to enhance the security of the american people. i want to commend ranking member ruppersberger for his leadership -- actually chairman rogers and ranking member ruppersberger for working together in a bipartisan way for their leadership on this issue and efforts to craft and
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try to improve this legislation. i want to thank the chair and co-chairman, chairman mccaul and mr. thompson, the chair and ranking democrat on the homeland security committee for their energetic leadership on this subject as well. i thank both committees for recognizes the jurisdiction of the other committee. i had hoped that today we would be addressing some major concerns of members of congress and the white house by improving the legislation to put protections for personal information. we are at a place with all the respect in the world for the work of our chairs and ranking members on this, and it has been considerable, you have standing on this issue that is recognized and respected, i am disappointed, however, that we did not address some of the concerns, as i mentioned, of the white house about personal information.
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unfortunately it offers no policies, did not allow any amendments, i don't put that to you, of amendments and no real solutions to uphold an american's right to prifecy. for one thing in promoting the sharing of cyberthreat information, the bill does not require the private sector to minimize the relevant personally identified information from it shares with the government or other private matters. they can just ship the whole kit and caboodle and minimize what is relevant to our national security. the rest is none of the government's business. the bill continues to offer overly broad liability protections and immunities to the businesses that violate our -- that could violate our liberties rather than offering a more targeted liability to ensure the private sector only shares appropriate information. we thought there might be a way to get this done by amendment. i'm sure it would enjoy
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bipartisan support, but the rules committee did not allow that amendment to come forward. most importantly the bill fails to critically address the greatest weakness in our cybersecurity, our nation's infrastructure. too many of our country's systems, both physical and virtual, are still exposed to an increasing number of intrusions and attacks. now, the long time full member of the intelligence committee, i know infrastructure is not your jurisdiction. in your original bill you couldn't go to that place. but now the rules committee could have allowed the cooperation of the homeland security committee us to go into infrastructure. if we are truly going to secure a reliable and resilient cyberspace that reflects our country's values, we must target our clearest vulnerabilities while preserving a space that
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promotes the innovation, expression, and security of the american people. the world we live in and the threats our country faces can change with one click. while we should never let americans let our vigilant, preparation, effectiveness, we must always never let our comprow -- let us compromise their civil liberties. if we fail to meet the standard of security, we'll always do more harm than good. i urge and i myself am personally going to vote no on this legislation, but in doing sosa lute the chairs and ranking members of the committee for taking us way down the road on this issue. it's just that crucial balance between security and liberty, but i do not think has been struck in that bill. so for my own part it will not have my support. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from mississippi reserves. the gentleman from texas is
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recognized. mr. mccaul: we have no more speakers. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from texas reserves. the gentleman from mississippi. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. chair. i yield at this time to the ranking member on the committee on intelligence, one minute, the gentleman from maryland, mr. ruppersberger. the chair: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for one minute. mr. ruppersberger: i want to thank ranking member, mr. thompson, i want to thank mr. mccaul, mr. rogers for coming together. that's what we are elected to do, to come together in a bipartisan way and deal with difficult issues. they were difficult issues, but we are here today to all support this amendment. the white house and the privacy groups raise this as one of the main issues with the bill. these groups are concerned that there was an impression, wrongly, that the military would control the program. this was never the case, but we heard these concerns and we are addressing them in this amendment. it means that companies sharing information about cyberthreats will go to the department of homeland security, a civilian agency. if the information is related to cybersecurity crime, the
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companies will go to the department of justice, another civilian agency. the amendment requires that the department of homeland security share this information with other government agencies in real time so they can use it to protect against future cyberthreats and attacks. the amendment ensures we protect the security of our nation, but also protect the privacy and liberties of our country and citizens. i trongly support this amendment and urge other members to do the same. i commend, again, ranking member thompson, chairman mccaul, chairman rogers for coming together at the last moment. i respectfully request a yes vote on the amendment. you can't have security if you don't have privacy and liberty. i yield back. church the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: i reserve, mr. chairman. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. mccaul: i reserve my time. the chair: the gentleman from texas reserves. the gentleman from mississippi. mr. thompson: mr. chair, who has the right to close? the chair: the gentleman from mississippi has the right.
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mr. thompson: i reserve. the chair: the gentleman from texas. mr. mccaul: i will close. let me just say this, when it comes to this issue, particularly, which we know is one of the greatest threats the united states faces right now, that's the threat of cyberattacks, that this is not a republican, democrat issues. it's really an american issues. with all due respect, this does provide, i think, the balance between security and civil liberties. it provides the civilian interface to the private sector to protect our critical infrastructures that are already under attack by countries like iran, china, and russia. so i think that this -- if anything the recent events in boston demonstrate that we have to come together as republicans and democrats to get this done in the name of national security. in the case of boston they were real bombs, explosive devices.
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in this case they are digital bombs. these digital bombs are on their way. that's why this legislation is so important. that's why it's so urgent that we pass this today. for if we don't, and those digital bombs land and attack the united states of america, and congress failed to act, that congress has that on its hands. with that i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from texas yields back. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. chair, at this point i'd like to say that i agree with the democratic leader, ms. pelosi, with respect to cyber, particularly critical infrastructure. i look forward to working with chairman mccaul on submitting legislation. with that, mr. chair, i encourage members to support that partisan amendment
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the chair and i have drafted. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from texas. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. mr. mccaul: mr. chairman. request the yeas and nays. the chair: does the gentleman request a recorded vote in mr. mccaul: yes. vote?air: -- recorded mr. mccaul: yes. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from texas mlb postponed. -- texas will be postponed. the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. rogers: mr. chairman, i move that the committee do now rise. the chair: the question is on the motion that the committee rise. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the committee rises.
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the speaker pro tempore: mr. chairman. the chair: mr. speaker, the committee of the whole house on the state of the union having had under consideration h.r. 624 directs me to report that it has come to no resolution thereon. the speaker pro tempore: the chair of the committee of the whole house on the state of the union reports that the committee has had under consideration h.r. 624, and has come to no esolution thereon. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the house will stand in recess subject to the call of the chair.
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>> while we wait for the house to gavel back in, a look at items in the news and your comments from this morning's "washington journal." host: we are going to spend this segment of the "washington journal" going to the newspapers and taking your phone calls, emails, tweets, 202 is the area ode, 585-3881 for republicans. 585-3880 for democrats. 585-3882 for independents. whatever public policy
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discussion item you would like to discuss is open today. want to let you know the president son his way to boston. we saw marine 1 flying right around the building here just a minute ago, a half-hour ago or so. he is going to be attending the boston marathon bombings interfaith service. this will be live. the entire event will be live on c-span3 today. that's in about an hour and a half, at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. this is from the hill newspaper, obama in terrific form during intimate dinner with democratic senators. senate democrats discussed a proposal to use a new formula to calculate social security benefits had a two-hour dinner with president obama at the jefferson hotel on wednesday night. we talked on a wide range of topics and the president was in terrific form, said a democratic senator who broke bread with the president. we discussed the topics you would expect as well as some you might not expect.
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the white house report quoting an administration official said topics included the terrorist attack in boston, immigration reform, economy, and gun control. the dinner came hours after the senate dealt a stinging blow to obama's agending by rejecting a white house backed plan on background checks for gun sales. obama invited a dozen democratic senators to join him for an informal dinner after holding two similar meetings with separate groups of republican senators. senators dick durbin, dianne feinstein, ron wyden, jack reed, landrieu, jean shaheen, michael ben it, and chris coons were some of the democratic senators that attended. first call up during this segment of the "washington journal" comes from tony in mow desso -- modesto, california. hi. caller: i wanted to bring up the fact yesterday about obama was out there and democrats out there talked about how the n.r.a. lied and were calling
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people liars. what amazed me is they never talk about those, all these lies that had to do with obamacare. lie after lie after lie. that's all the democrats do is lie. but they call other people liars. and i think that all the companies ought to make sure that when they have to lay off people for obamacare, make sure it's your democrat voters that go. send the voters a message to stop sending these democrats in there. thanks. host: another article from this morning's newspapers. rand paul, white house bid would give me larger microphone to influence nation. senator rand paul, a star among tea party voters said wednesday he's considering running for president in 2016 in part because a white house bid would give him a larger microphone for his ideas. the freshman senator said he would decide in 2014 if he'll mount a campaign for the republican nomination. quote, i want to be part of the national debate, being considered is something that allows me to have a larger
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microphone. paul said he would continue to visit early republican primary states. he traveled to south carolina in january and is scheduled to speak to republicans in iowa and new hampshire in may. that's in the hill newspaper. nd this next article is from "the new york times," conservatives see a turning tide on immigration. hours after a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration system, conservative radio talk show hosts took over two floors of the capitol hill hotel on wednesday and denounced the proposal on the country's dry time airwaves as nothing more than a reward for lawbreakers. on a florida station, the host, joyce coffman, called it pure am necessary tifment jim sharp, a talk show host in phoenix promised that arizonans are still not taking this sitting down. on denny schaffer's show in new orleans, callsers demanded
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deportations. quote, i see nothing wrong with putting them on a bus and shipping them back to wherever they came from. a caller named alan told mr. schaffer, the law's the law. the senators filed their 844-page bill after 2:00 a.m. on wednesday. officially beginning what president obama and other supporters hope will be six-week effort to pass it in the senate by early june. hearings on the legislation, which tightens border security and offers an eventual path to citizenship, are set to begin on friday. that's from the "washington times." jacksonville, north carolina. arlene, good morning. democrat. caller: good morning. the gun background check situation. tammy baldwin was just on and she said something very interesting, she said, we already have background checks. so what's wrong with going a little bit more? and that's the problem.
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the problem is, you can't have a little bit. ce you give them a little -- disregard the constitution, then they take more. so everybody rewind back "washington journal" viewers and listen to what she said. it's really the end of her comments. i thought that was really weird that she said that other people a -- agreed that other people said one thing and meant something else later on. and she did exactly that. thank you, peter. host: that was arlene. this is the politico this morning. warner, debt worse threat than terror. day after bombings at the boston marathon, senator mark warner, democrat of virginia, said fiscal issues are more important than terrorism for the country. quote, in my mind the tragedy of yesterday, the issue of this debt is a greater threat to our nation and our future than any
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terrorist action. warner said tuesday evening at an awards dinner in washington. we will not be destroyed from the outside. the virginia democrat comments were part of larger remarks he gave on the importance of putting the country on better fiscal footing tuesday evening at the capitol hill during the bryce harlo foundation's annual dinner. warner received the bryce harlo award for his career and contributions to the advancement of government relations. charles is an independent in see more -- seemor, indiana. caller: hi. i want to make a comment. i'm a disabled veteran. i was an indructor in the military. i have been a handgun and personal protection discussion for about 20 years. and i'm bipolar. i have been on medication for years. never had an issue with it. -- when ihen i got my
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went back to indiana, i did have to have a letter from my psychiatrist from the v.a., that was not a problem. and everything went through fine. what worries me is these liticians, if it's got to be adjudicated i don't have a problem with it. if it has to go through the process and a judge says this person cannot do this, that's fine. i'm worried about the rules not being as stringent and a lot of being left out in the cold through no fault of our own. host: that's one of the amendments they are voting on today, charles. do you feel there should be some
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limits if somebody has been diagnosed or has issues? caller: it might be, like i said n. my case, i have been in the firearms business, like i say i'm still a gun instructor. i do have to provide documentation to the state of indiana, that's fine. because i understand, there are people out there that absolutely shouldn't be around a firearm. i don't have a problem with that. i'm worried that it's not going to be left up to a judge where evidence is presented that this person cannot have a firearm. it's going to be a government bureaucrat that makes these decisions. that's my worry about it. host: thank you for calling in this morning. want to let you know, we have often promoted our website here on this program, that of course is c-span.org. t we have a new webpage,
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c-span.org/journal. the "washington journal" now has its own website. it's easier to find from this page a. lot of the recent programs and segments, searchable guests and topics as well. you can see the guest lineup related links to those guests, and you can follow the journal on twitter right from that page. again it's c-span.org/journal. you can watch the journal live on that page as well. one other website we are going to promote this morning, then we'll get this out of the way. book tv.org coming up every weekend, 48 hours of nonfiction books and authors. this weekend we have two days of live coverage from the "los angeles times" festival of books. we have author passengers, author call ins. lots of opportunities b. 6 1/2 hours' worth of coverage each day. can you find the full schedule
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there. book tv schedule, click on saturday and sunday and you'll be able to get the full schedule of events we'll be covering live from los angeles. also want to let you know, if we go back to the website, up at the top you can see that banner there, says book tv online book club. a new venture by book tv. we started it last month. and this month we are reading immigration wars, jeb bush's book on immigration. if you'd like to join our book club, we meet at 9:00 p.m. on the last tuesday of the month. in this case we'll be meeting on april 30, 9:00 p.m. to discuss immigration wars. when we say it's online, it's on twitter and it's on facebook. so you can follow book tv on facebook or follow us on twitter, and you'll be able to join in the conversation. we had a lot of fun last month, a lot of interesting comments. we hope to have that this month and continue.
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andy in south carolina, republican line. andy, thank for holding. are you on the "washington journal." caller: thank you. good morning. what i'd like to say is, i took great offense as a retired military to one senator schumer yesterday when they were having the votes got on there and basically said that military were not responsible enough to have weapons. he said the people that were put out on the v.a. had said that they were incompetent, yet some of them were people that had bad finances, yet they couldn't own a weapon. and second, during the hearings, senator feinstein got on there and she was saying that police and retired police could have assault weapons and high capacity magazines, but military couldn't because they had
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posttraumatic stress disorder. and then at the same time there was ex-police officer in california killing all kinds of people, yet he could have had an assault weapon. host: that's andy's comment from south carolina. from the "wall street journal." pentagon to boost presence in jordan. the u.s. will send an army command team to jordan to work with jordanian forces, increasing the number of american forces on the syrian border, defense officials said. defense secretary chuck hagel told senators wednesday he is ordering the deployment of an army headquarters operation to improve readiness there and prepare for a number of scenarios. u.s. defense officials said they weren't intending the operation, which would increase the u.s. military presence in jordan, to 250 people from a current 150, to serve as a possible command post for a military intervention. but it could be used to coordinate u.s. humanitarian aid or oversee efforts to secure
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chemical weapons sites, officials said. that's from the "wall street journal." and this is also from the "wall street journal." obama now takes the lead after attacks on americans. when a nigerian man nearly set troop-bound ed a plane carrying passengers in 2009, president obama waited three days before break interesting his hawaiian vacation to speak to the country sparking a waive of criticism. after obama's tour through the boston marathon on monday killing three people and wounding scores more, mr. obama spoke to the nation twice within 24 hours of the attack. he told his staff he didn't want to wait before speaking publicly and the white house posted photos on flickr of his oval office meetings with national security advisors on the investigation. on thursday, today, he and first lady michelle obama -- >> we'll leave this here and take you live to the capitol. speaker john boehner will talk to reporters. the house expected to gavel back
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in shortly. live here on c-span. >> the president's up there today and i add my prayers to his. here in the nation's capital envelopes of -- full of ricin were sent to congress and to the president. all of us who serve and work here in the capitol, that would include members, staff, reporters, i think a special thanks to the capitol police, the sergeant at arms office, and our chief administrative officer . thanks to the skill and dedication of the men and women who work here, and their outstanding teams, the system worked as it was designed to work. as a result potentially deadly went nce was detected and offsite just miles from the congressional office to which that letter was headed. let me also say thanks to the secret service and their efforts to keep the president and all
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the white house employees safe. it's been a rough week but we are thankful for the blessings of life and opportunity to live in a country whose people always look out for icher. -- each other. the work of democracy continues. in the coming weeks we'll move bills focused on expanding american energy production and creating more jobs. all part of our all of the above energy strategy. we all know that gas prices remain painfully high for families and small businesses, but it's a lot more than that. it's about revitalizing our manufacturing sector. creating new jobs, and growing the economy for american families. energy is the foundation of our economy. we need to focus on a promise of prosperity, north american energy prosperity, and the abundance it offers to our country. america's greatness is tied to our freedom to produce and build things. and republicans have a plan to
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grow our economy by making america a nation of builders, once again. and we want to streamline our government, cut red tape, and unleash the power of north american energy. with these things we can revitalize american manufacturing and voster long-term economic growth and job creation for our citizens. lastly we are determined to get to the truth regarding the terrorist attack on our mission in benghazi, libya. in which three americans lost their lives. n the last -- to look at various -- >> we'll breakway from the speaker here. the house is returning for votes. live coverage here on c-span. committee of the whole house on the state of the union for further consideration of h. reform 624. will the gentleman from kansas, mr. yoder, kindly take the chair.
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the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for further consideration of h.r. 624, which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to prvide for sharing of certain cyberthreat intelligence and cyberthreat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities and for other purposes. the chair: when the committee of the whole house rose earlier today it asked for a recorded vote on the amendment of the gentleman from texas, mr. mccaul, had been postponed. proceedings will now resume on those amendments on which further proceedings were postponed in the following order, amendment number 7 by mr. sinema, amendment number nine, amendment by mr. mccaul of texas. the chair will reduce to two minutes the minimum time for any electronic vote after the first vote in the series. the infinished business is the request for a recorded vote on
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amendment number 7 by the gentlewoman from arizona, ms. sinema on which further proceedings were postponed. the chair: amendment number 7 printed in house report 113-41 offered by ms. sinema of arizona. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote, the yeas are 411, the nays are zero, and the amendment is adopted. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas mr. flores seek recognition? mr. flores: i rise today in the wake of two great tragedies in our nation. the terrorist attack in boston and the tragedy at west, texas,
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last night remind us of the risk that modern life presents. i ask that all americans pray for these two communities and to hug your families a little tighter tonight. as we gather on the house floor i want to take a moment to remember all those affected by the explosions in west and those who have been injured or killed and their families and loved ones. i would also like to recognize the bravery of -- of the first responders and volunteers from our community and all over texas who have come to the aid of those in need. i thank my colleagues for their offers of support and i ask for a moment of silence. the chair: will all members please rise. the chair: without objection, two-minute voting will continue.
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the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 9 printed in house report 113-41 by the mr. man from california, la mac what, on which further proceedings were postponed. the chair: amendment number 9 pinted in house report 114-41, offered by mr. lamalfa of california. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested, those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 413. the nays are zero and the amendment is adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on the amendment by the gentleman from texas, mr. mccaul, on which further proceedings were ostponed and on which the ayes
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were requested. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the chair: amendment number 13 offered by mr. mccaul of texas. -- the clerk: amendment number 13 offered by mr. mccaul of texas. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 407 and the nays --
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 409. the nays are five. adopted. ent is a-- the question is on the amendment in the nature of a substitute. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the amendment is adopted. accordingly, under the rule, the committee rises.
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the chair: mr. speaker, the committee of the whole house on the state of the union having had under consideration h.r. 624 and ruent to house resolution 164, i report the bill back to the chair with an amendment adopted in the committee of the whole. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the committee of the whole house on the state of the union reports that the committee has had under consideration the bill h.r. 624 and pursuant to house resolution 164 reports it back
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to the house with an amendment adopted in the committee of the whole. under the rule, the previous question is ordered. is a separate vote demanded by any amendment to the amendment reported by the committee of the whole? if not, the question is to adopt the amendment in the nature of a substitute, as amended. those in favor of the amendment will signify by saying aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a bill to provide for the sharing of certain cyberthreat intelligence and cyberthreat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities and for other purposes.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? >> thank you, mr. speaker, i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: is the gentleman opposed to the bill? >> in its current form i am. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr. perlmutter moves to report the bill to the committee on intelligence with instructions to report the same back to the house to with the following amendments. at the end of the bill, insert the following new section, section, internet passwords and
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the activity of the internet. nothing in this act shall be construed to up with, permit an employer, propective employer or the federal government to require a confidential password for a social networking website or personal account of an employee or job applicant without a court order, or two, permit the federal government to establish mechanism to control united states citizens' access to and use of the internet through the creation of a national internet firewall similar to the great internet firewall of china. as determined by the director of national intelligence. as ction 2c1f of the bill inserted by mr. mccaul, strike semicolon and and insert a semicolon. in 2-c-1-g as inserted by mr. mccaul, strike the period and insert a semicolon.
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at the end of 2-c-1 of the bill as offered by mr. mccaul, add the following new subparagraphs, h, the number of americans who have, one, been required by employers, prospective employers or the federal government to rae release confidential pass boards were -- passwords for social networking remember scythe -- websites and two, had personal information released to the federal government under this section or obtained in connection with a cybersecurity breach and i, the impact of the information that has been released or obtained as refer referred to in subparagraph h on privacy, electronic commerce, internet usage and nline content. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the house will be in order. the gentleman from colorado is recognize for five minutes. mr. perlmutter: thank you, mr. speaker. i have a prlmentry inquiry.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will state the inquiry. mr. perlmutter: is it not the case that if my amendment if this motion to recommit is adopted, the house would immediately vote on final passage of the bill with the motion to recommit, this amendment included. the speaker pro tempore: if a motion to recommit worth withinstructions is adopted it is immediately before the house. mr. perlmutter: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to offer this final amendment to this bill. it does not kill the bill or send it back to the committee. if adopted, as the speaker just mentioned, it would move immediately to final passage. now, i want to just take a moment because i know everybody was listening very closely to the clerk's reading of the amendment a few minutes ago but there are two paragraphs that i think are very important, they are very simple and they are very direct about privacy.
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individual's right to privacy. their reasonable expectation of privacy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the house will come to order. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. perlmutter: thank you, mr. speaker. i would say to my friend mr. -- say my friend mr. rogers stated in discussing the bill as a whole, it is paramount to protect an individual's right to privacy and i couldn't agree with him more. so this amendment says nothing in this act or the amendments made by this act shall be construed to, one, permit an employer, a prospective employer, or the federal government, require the disclosure of a confidential password for a social networking website or a personal account of an employee or job applicant without a court order.
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or, two permit the federal government to establish a mechanism to control the united states -- a united states citizen's access to and use of the internet through the creation of a national internet firewall similar to the great internet firewall of china as determined by the director of national intelligence. so boil that down, those are two pretty direct and simple paragraphs, boil it down as a condition of employment, you can't be made to give up a password to your twitter account, your facebook account, your linkedin account, your ore social media types of accounts. now have we done something reich this in the past? absolutely. i remind members that in the 1980's, there was a requirement, or there was an effort on the part of employers to get people to take polygraph
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tests, to take lie detector tests. we here in the congress said, that's just not going to be a proper condition of employment. you can do background checks, you can ask for references, you can do a number of thins but we're not going to allow lie detector tests as a condition of employment. we said an employer shall not require, request, suggest, or cause an employee or prospective employee to take or submit to any lie detector test as a condition of employment. now, this thing has exploded as social media has exploded system of people are being asked for their private passwords to these various social media networks and i would refer the house to an article, yahoo news from last year, which says employers ask -- seekers for ficeback facebook passwords.
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a gentleman was seeking employment as a consultant in new york. the h.r. person wanted to see his profile, asked him for his password, for instance, he said no, he was no longer allowed to apply for that particular job, a law professor at george washington university here said it's akin to requiring someone's house keys, he said -- said the law professor and former federal prosecutor, who calls it an egregious violation of privacy. that s a simple amendment really does two things. it helps the individual protect his right to privacy and doesn't allow the employer to impersonate that particular employee when other people are interacting with that person across social media platforms. so for two reasons, one that individual's right to privacy shouldn't be breached just because he's seeking employment and two, the employer shouldn't
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be in a position to impersonate that individual who is seeking a job. very clear, we've done it with respect to polygraph lie detector tests, we should do it now. this is an amendment that whether you're a democrat or a republican, should be part of our law. so with that, mr. speaker, i would yield the balance of my time and ask for a yes vote on this final amendment to the bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek reck mission? -- recognition? mr. rogers: i rise in opposition. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rogers: it is a time-honored tradition in this house that we allow the minority to have a motion to recommit. it's a way to draw that bright ine down the middle of the
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house. it's muse toik your years in the presentation but poison on paper. clearly this belongs in employer-employee law. i'm sure the labor committee, mr. klein, would be delighted to -- mr. kline would be delighted to deal with this serious issue. it doesn't comport to our language, doesn't have anything to do with our bill but i'll say again thank you for that bright line in the center they have aisle to commend all the folks on both sides of this aisle who have come together on a bill that is so important to our national security. i'm going to give you a couple of quick examples. american semiconductor, a company that lost its intellectual property to china, theft to china. the president called american semiconductor a model of cooperation with china. their partner in china stole their intellectual property, canceled their contract and almost put them out of business. they were worth brs 1.8 million, now they're worth
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$875,000. they had to lay off 70% of its staff. that's real. those are real people. losing real jobs to intellectual property theft as we speak. a credit card in your pocket will get hit 300,000 times by people trying to steal that information today alone. each and every one of them. there's an unnamed large manufacturing company here in the united states, through cyberespionage they lost a particular proukt, they stole the blueprints, took it back to china and repurposed it to compete in the global market against this particular company. their estimate $20 -- their estimate, 20,000 manufacturing jobs lost. this is as serious an issue as we are not prepared to handle as americans. and it is happening every minute of every single day. when you look at the weight of those people who came before us in this chamber, the weight of those issues they had to deal
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with, people like adams and henry and madison, it was the size of their politics that tipped the scale for making really hard, difficult decisions and moving on. i'm going to challenge everybody in this chamber today to not have those small, petty politics about what gets done and doesn't get done, about what i wanted in there and didn't get in there, about how my feelings got hurt or didn't get hurt. those americans who are suffering under the weight of lost opportunity and those are middle class job, gang. middle class jobs. that's one rung on the ladder that's taken out for any hope for moving up and prosperity in this country. we have a constitutional obligation to defend this nation. we have done it in a way that doesn't allow the government to meddle with the internet. it protects privacy, it protects civil liberties and it has the government not even
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touching the internet. this is the answer to empower cyberinformation sharing, to protect this nation, to allow those companies to protect themselves and move on to economic prosperity. if you want to take a shot across china's bow this is the answer, reject this motion to recommit and let's pass this ill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the previous question is ordered. the question is on the motion to recommit. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the noes have it, the motion ailed. >> i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those in support of the recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having risen a recorded vote ised or evidence. this five-minute vote will be followed by vote on final passage if ordered and vote on
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the speaker's approval of the journal. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 189. the nays are 224. the motion is not adopted.
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the question is on passage. all those in favor of passage, please say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the bill is passed. >> mr. speaker, i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 288. the nays are 127. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal, which the chair will put de novo. the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the journal stands approved.